|gritLit 2011 with Jennifer Gillies & Gary Barwin, Art Waves #113|
Hamilton's literary festival, gritLit, is in its seventh year and organizer Jennifer Gillies came by to tell us who they have lined up to instruct and delight us in all genres. This year's events centre on themes as diverse as humour and racial attitudes in literature. Jennifer brought gritLit reader, Gary Barwin along to give us a taste of the festival. Gary's unique and whimsical perspective is embodied in the title of his latest poetry collection (from which he read): The Porcupinity of the S...
Keywords: Evelyn Lau; Karen Solie; Drew Hayden Taylor; Trevor Cole; Lawrence Hill; Erin Bow; Ryan Barwin
|Jody Nyasha Warner, African-Canadian Historian and Writer, Art Waves #119|
Jody Nyasha Warner is a writer & African-Canadian Historian. Warner's first book, Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged, tells the story of a woman who defied Canada's segregation laws 9 years before Rosa Parks took her famous "stand" in the U.S. For a stirring story about sitting down to take a stand, tune in to this revealing episode of Art Waves. To mirror-echo the famous civil rights anthem, I can promise you that you will, you will be moved.
Keywords: Canadian civil rights; segregation; courage; Solomon Moseby; Richard Rudnicki; Constance Backhouse; Adrienne Shadd; Rosa Parks; Ray Robertson; Lawrence Hill